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The long-legged legend.

2005 marked the return of a mountain bike legend–Ibis. The return was celebrated with Ibis' new all-carbon masterpiece–the Mojo. The Mojo (now called the Mojo SL) is a stiff, lightweight XC marvel with 140mm of travel, front and rear. With the signing of gravity king Brian Lopes, it was apparent that the Mojo was going to have to share the stable with a beefier, longer-travel little brother. Thus, the Mojo HD was born. The HD uses the same all-carbon reecipe and similar swoopy curves as its older brother, but it's a complete re-design. Built for greater stability on the descent, the HD has a slack (67º) head tube and short chainstays. the result is a lightweight downhill scream-machine that can handle big hits and drops but still has the legs for the climb.

The Mojo HD shares more than just good looks with the Mojo SL. It also relies on the dw-link to soak up the bumps. The position of the linkages creates resistance in the suspension to the rearward transfer of mass and subsequent compression (squat) of the rear end as you stomp the pedals and accelerate. This anti-squat trait means that the dw-link rear suspension allows the use of a more lightly damped shock. Instead of heavy compression damping and a reliance on the ProPedal lever, the linkage creates the pedaling platform. So even on a long travel bike like the Mojo HD, dw-link makes it pedal like it's a race bike. The more lightly damped shock means you'll experience the best bump sensitivity, traction, and control in all trail situations whether stomping out of a berm, coasting across off-camber roots, or churning through braking bumps.

The Mojo HD is built entirely from carbon fiber save for alloy inserts at the headtube, bottom bracket, and pivot locations. The monocoque construction assures that smooth transitions in the material occur at the tube junctions so that it is as strong, as stiff, and as light as possible. The stiff and light theme is carried through to the front of the frame where it has a 1-1/8"-1.5" tapered head tube. The forged and CNC machined aluminum links are beefier than those found on the Mojo. The lower link received most of the attention and has new, bigger and wider bearings to handle the expected torture of the HD. The 160mm travel rear suspension (20mm more travel than the Mojo SL) relies on low leverage rates and an X-Fusion 02 RCX-AV shock for reliable and plush squish over a variety of terrain. The Mojo HD has a 67 degree head angle that is optimized for a 160mm travel front fork, but if you find yourself on nasty trails more often than not, or prefer airtime over lunchtime, then a switch to a 180mm fork would be a good idea to give the obvious increase in travel and a resulting slackening of the head angle to an even more stable 66 degrees.

The Mojo HD uses a 12x142mm Maxle thru-axle. While it is not ISCG compatible, Ibis partnered with MRP to create a clever custom bottom bracket mounted backing plate that also attaches to the fixed front pivot bolt for the lower link. Not to worry, it offers all the security and strength that you would expect to need for a single ring setup and aggressive riding. All of the cable and hose guides are removable for a cleaner look should your forego a front derailleur, including the guide for remote adjustable seatposts.

The Special Blend Build Kit is tough, reliable, and set up with budget in mind. The fork, an X-Fusion Vengeance RC, is a high-performance 170mm fork with a ride that, although not extremely plush, is stiff, and equally at home smoothing out big hits and small studder bumps with zero lateral flex. The X-Fusion 02 RCX-AV Shock has a similar feel for a well-matched suspension setup. Shimano's durable, middle-of the road SLX drivetrain keeps things moving forward, and Formula RX Hydraulic Disc keep things in control. The wheels are a budget-minded Alex/Novatec combination that, while not the lightest in the world, are tough enough to stand up to serious abuse.

The Ibis Mojo HD Special Blend Complete Mountain Bike comes in Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large and is available in Black.

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Bike Magazine's 2013 Ibis Mojo HD Review

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Can I ship to South Korea?

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Can I ship to South Korea?

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KS Mean,

Unfortunately we are unable to ship Ibis products outside of the United States. According to Ibis' website, the distributor is OD.Bike Inc. The photo attached is the distributors contact information according to Ibis' website.

KS Mean, <br/>  <br/> Unfortunately we are unable to ship Ibis products outside of the United States. According to Ibis' website, the distributor is OD.Bike Inc. The photo attached is the distributors contact information according to Ibis' website. <br/>

hi there. a bit confused with the specs...

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hi there. a bit confused with the specs of this bike. can you kindly reconfirm that the front travel is indeed 170 mm ? also any idea how much it would cost to ship this bike to singapore ?

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Ong Chee Ooi,

The Special Blend build from Ibis is spec'd with the X-Fusion Vengeance RC Fork that is in fact 170mm of travel. The geometry for this frameset is based off a 160mm fork, but can accommodate the use of varying fork lengths up to 180mm.

As for shipping to Singapore, unfortunately we are unable to ship Ibis products outside of the United States. According to Ibis' website, there are several distributors in Singapore. The photo attached displays the distributors contact information according to Ibis' website.

Ong Chee Ooi, <br/>  <br/> The Special Blend build from Ibis is spec'd with the X-Fusion Vengeance RC Fork that is in fact 170mm of travel. The geometry for this frameset is based off a 160mm fork, but can accommodate the use of varying fork lengths up to 180mm. <br/>  <br/> As for shipping to Singapore, unfortunately we are unable to ship Ibis products outside of the United States. According to Ibis' website, there are several distributors in Singapore. The photo attached displays the distributors contact information according to Ibis' website.
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Ohlins Shock

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This bike needs that Ohlins Shock set up from the EVO Spec '14 and a FOX 36 fork

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One sweet ride

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For full disclosure: I'm totally new to mtn biking, but I loved this bike. The carbon frame is very light and looks sweet. This has been a great one bike quiver for utah. I've taken it all through the park city trails, down to slick rock in Moab and downhilling... it was great everywhere. The stock tires that come with it could be better, and its annoying that it didnt come with an easy seat adjuster but both were simple fixes. Overall, very happy with my first dual suspension mtn bike purchase, thanks Ibis!

Your description says the bike has 140mm...

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Your description says the bike has 140mm of travel. But your Specs say 160mm of front and rear suspension. Which is it?

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This Mojo HD is 160mm travel rear suspension (20mm more travel than the Mojo SL).
However, I think the spec sheet is wrong about the fork. The X-Fusion Vengeance RC is 170mm...as it does state near the bottom of the description.

What's the weight of this bike as shown...

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What's the weight of this bike as shown in here?

Thanks!

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a quick use of the calculator and i came up with just under 30 lbs for the small